The police have been given the green light to arrest a person on reasonable grounds where it’s believed that a crime is about to be committed.
The concept of ‘preventative detention’ was announced on Wednesday by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at Jamaica House.
Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte says this is permissible under the constitution.
She says these are extraordinary times.
And Prime Minister Holness has announced measures to deal with the problems of domestic violence, sexual abuse and the sexual grooming of minors.
He says the police will now clamp down on the creation and distribution of child pornography.
The Prime Minister also announced that the Domestic Violence Act will be reviewed.
He also revealed there’ll be a zero tolerance approach to crimes committed within the public transportation sector.
Prime Minister Holness says operators must remove tints from public passenger vehicles – as outlined in the law – by Monday.